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Course Number: 232PTSA050

Dates: Saturday, April 15 - May 20, 2023
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Meets: Sa from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM , 6 sessions

Fee: $370.00

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Dive into Atlanta’s street art scene this Spring. This 6-week course includes a mix of talks, mixed media projects, and field trips.
Week 1: Intro to Street Art Lecture - an urban art scholar gives an overview of Atlanta’s evolving cityscape.
Week 2: ATL Street Art Tour - see iconic works and learn about the artists, techniques & social commentary.
Week 3: Is Graffiti Art? Workshop - take a closer look at graffiti and arguments for and against its merits.
Week 4: Graffiti Painting- make your mark (legally) with the guidance of a graffiti teaching artist.
Week 5: Artist Studio - meet the muralist behind several works and learn about their creative process.
Week 6: Public Art Installation - join an artist to work on a public mural using either paint or chalk.

NOTE: Classes will be held at Spruill AND Atlanta locations. Students will meet at Spruill for the first class and receive a syllabus with meeting locations, such as East Atlanta, Castleberry Hill and Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, for subsequent classes.

Upon completion of the course students will receive a Digital Certificate with a Street Art Resource Guide and images of your completed projects – a graffiti piece and outdoor mural.
Learning Outcomes
- Become an insider who understands the cultural significance of street art. The iconic Atlanta murals, edgier and even anonymous artists, and issues being addressed.
- Understand the nuanced differences between street art, graffiti culture and public art practice.
- Develop awareness and aesthetic sensitivity to urban art. Become fluent in various techniques – such as murals, tagging, wildstyle, stencils, and wheatpastes. Learn how to credit art and support community efforts.
- Build mixed media skills in graffiti painting and murals. Learn techniques for lettering, creating shapes and figures, and working with dimension. Two-hour sessions provide plenty of creative time and one-on-one instruction.

All materials included in course fee. No additional fees or supplies needed.
Fee: $370.00

Save $20.00 with a 2022 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2021 memberships or 2023 Membership - New and Renewal of unexpired 2022 memberships

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 370.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

Brave Nu

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Rachel's Classes

This course is offered by Brave Nu (link text to Founder Rachel Griner will be your guide over the six weeks. Brave Nu designs adventures around fascinating topics and has developed this course over the past 12 months. Rachel is a corporate innovator and expert in Design Thinking who has taught at universities around the world. She will be joined by a team of facilitators who will lead individual sessions:

Dr. Leigh Elion is Director of Emory’s Oxford College Writing Center. She examines street art in the context of urban development. She is specifically interested in the rhetoric of gentrification – how people communicate hopes & dreams for their neighborhoods.

Claudia Hart founded ATL Street Art Tours to introduce people to the city’s open air gallery. An incredible storyteller, Claudia shares details on artists, techniques and how works get made. She believes art is an ongoing conversation and invites you to engage.

Aysha Pennerman is a muralist on a mission to use her talents for good. She combines the skills she gained as a graphic designer and painter to make an impact. She paints murals that spark conversations, educate, and empower communities.

Malcolm Turpin AKA Malcolm Creations is a local teaching artist. He seeks to create spaces where the community can share in art. He teaches graffiti because he believes it is a platform for the adventurous artist in all of us and that creativity needs no preparation.

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Demo from Malcolm Turpin AKA Malcolm Creations

Date Day Time Location
04/15/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM 05
04/22/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM OFFSITE
04/29/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM 05
05/06/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM OFFSITE
05/13/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM RM 05
05/20/2023Saturday2:30 PM to 4:30 PM OFFSITE


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